Sure, Travis Wood and his batting helmet was the talk of Twitter on Monday night, but the pitcher got the last laugh with seven shutout innings and a W against the Mets. Reminder: When your team is 15.5 games out of 1st in the N.L. Central, & has the worst record in baseball, all it takes to become a Twitter story is a logo fail. In other baseball news, Arizona won the College World Series. Hell yes it was a slow Monday night. Time to ramp up NBA Draft news. Let's get rolling!
Ever see a minor league baseball game called off in the 8th inning when the ballpark's outfield fence was destroyed by a violent thunderstorm? Now you have. This is The Diamond in Richmond, Virginia. The home team, the Squirrels, were facing the New Britain Rock Cats when said thunderstorm rolled through the area and left a pummeled fence. Team officials estimate 4,500 fans were at the game. JUMP!
Porn star Jessica Lynn didn't come out and tweet, "I want to have sex with Dodgers pitcher Chris Capuano," but it was pretty close according to emailer Colby T. who sent us an urgent email last night. "What does having an all star level season get Chris Capuano? Porn stars, of course," Colby wrote. Wait, wait, wait just a minute. How the hell does a porn star randomly seemingly want to get banged by Capuano? This is nuts. JUMP!
Unless you have been totally out of the loop the past 24 hours, you already know that the Red Sox have traded fan favorite Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox. To make the trade even harder to swallow, Youk helped contribute to the Red Sox win yesterday & walked off the field to a standing ovation. Red Sox Nation took to Twitter to let the front office and Bobby Valentine know just how pissed off they were with this latest move. JUMP!
No NBA Finals. Jerry Sandusky perp walk. Blue Jays-Marlins. Mariners-Padres. An Indy Racing League race that started at like 10:30 p.m. Saturday night. NHL Draft. What's this add up to? One horribly shitty weekend of sports. Did you even waste time watching golf yesterday? Did you even catch R.A. Dickey get lit up by the Yankees? Did you even realize Allison Stokke didn't make the U.S. Track & Field team? Horrible weekend. Let's get rolling!
Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves was up to bat against the Boston Red Sox when a girl in the crowd really just wanted to grab Chipper's ass. Her and her friends all were staring at him. Yes, one of the pictures shows another girl taking a picture of Chipper's lower region with her iPhone. A bunch of ravenous chicks in the crowd after an athlete. It never gets old. Off the diamond, this guy must get assaulted with ass on the regular. JUMP!
Our friends at Rick's Cabaret in New York City are up to their old ways in the press release game. Barely anyone is paying attention to baseball right now, so what does marketing genius Lonnie Hanover do to spice up the NYC baseball war? His team asked Rick's dancers whether they are Yankees or Mets fans. Are you kidding me? This is pure gold. JUMP!
In the market for a multi-million dollar house that is currently owned by a professional athlete and the house must have a cool pool? Sure you aren't, but it's not a crime to look. Maybe you work at Facebook and need a house near San Francisco? Barry Zito is trying to sell a mountainside retreat with what has to be the best pool view in athlete houses currently on the market: $11.45M. Looking for a grotto? You can buy Devin Harris' house: $2.1M. More - JUMP!
Remember back in May when we pulled off the 'Replace Front Row Amy' project where we put Playboy model Front Row Ashley in Amy's infamous seat? Yeah, well yesterday some joker had Amy's seat and was totally ripping off our bit with his giant meaty arms and tissue implants. How dare you disrespect the Amy brand like this? However, we are awarding bonus points for Front Row Adam keeping score. JUMP!
If you missed it, Florida last night played Kent State in the College World Series. The Gators had the bases loaded in the 9th but lost, 5-4. Blah, blah, blah. The story made its rounds & was all over SportsCenter, but apparently former Gator CB Joe Haden missed the news. Get this, he wanted to bet Josh Cribbs (who went to Kent) on the game - this morning. JUMP!
Usually our daily Twitter post deals with some of the most outrageous, over-the-top responses from tweeters to the night's big sports story. We decided to switch it up and bring you 15 of the nerdiest, corniest white guys/gals reacting to the Roger Clemens not guilty verdict. If you can't tell by these tweets, the people were mad...but managed to contain themselves, avoiding f-bombs and keeping their hot tempers in check. Govt. corruption! Wasted tax dollars! Nerds! JUMP!
Via: According to police reports, as the two teams were shaking hands, two of the coaches from the losing team started jawing with umpire Josh Moscrip. Moscrip said one of the coaches got in his face, "then head-butted him." The coaches and the umpire continued fighting right there on the field in full view of dozens of parents, and about 30 12-year-old boys. Have you seen a coach-umpire fight at a Little League game this summer? email@example.com
If R.A. Dickey isn't the N.L. all-star game starting pitcher it'll be a travesty. Hell yes we want to see R.A. lobbing 80 mph knucklers to Josh Hamilton. The guy only went out last night and threw another one-hitter with 13Ks. Of course he deserved a shaving cream pie. In NBA news, it's a must-win game for the Thunder. Teams with a 3-1 lead in NBA Finals are 30-0. If you gamble, the Heat are 3.5 point favorites. Lose your money accordingly. Let's get rolling!
Yeah, yeah, yeah, the Roger Clemens perjury trial verdict was read, the guy was found not guilty of lying to Congress and then he exited a D.C. courtroom to throngs of waiting media. What instantly stood out about this tired man? That suit. That baggy, horrible suit & the hair. WTF happened to this guy who was never seen away from a baseball field without hair gel? So sad. PHOTOS - JUMP!
And our national nightmare that was the Roger Clemens perjury trial has come to an end with six not guilty verdicts from a jury in a D.C. courtroom. This was the conclusion of the second trial of Clemens; the first ended when the government lawyers f-ed up. Friend of BC & Newsday reporter Jim Baumbach was there throughout and dropped the dramatic news just a few minutes ago. Not guilty on all charges. Rocket can now go home & work on a comeback.
We we first introduced you to our friends at the Clevelander in Miami a few months ago, the ballpark bar was in its early stages. Now, in the heart of the baseball season, the bar is really beginning to explode. Night in and night out, the Clevelander is jam-packed with some of the hottest talent in the city of Miami, often offering more fun and excitement than the game itself. They sent us over some photos from the most recent home game against the Red Sox. JUMP!
Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was born in Pittsburgh, grew up in Pittsburgh and now bats second for his hometown team. In fact, the guy still lived with his parents while playing with the Pirates during the 2010 season. So why would anyone be surprised by his lunch lady driving to Cleveland for a Father's Day game? (via @GhostHunterss) In NBA news, this was written before the end Game 3. Sorry, have to catch a flight this morning. Let's get rolling!
Want to see the number one play on Sportscenter tomorrow before it's shown? Here it is. This South Carolina Gamecock outfielder looked like he had no chance to catch this ball and just closed the gap to dive for the ball. It looked like the Florida Gators and Kevin Sullivan had a chance to get back in the ballgame after a run by the Gamecocks but this guy stopped any hope of that. The Gamecocks have a chance to three peat as national champions in baseball. JUMP!
Josh Cribbs of the Cleveland Browns dropped 10 thousand dollars to get a flash mob of Kent State students to Omaha for the College World Series. He got an interview from the easy on the eyes ESPN reporter Jenn Brown. Cribbs is known for his kick off return skills and happens to be a Kent State alumnus. Kent State is taking on the Arkansas Razorbacks in Omaha. Notice most of the students are hot chicks. JUMP!